ABERDEEN, S.D. - Northern State University won the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) 2013 Division II Award of Excellence for its Day of Champions held last April.
Day of Champions
In April, more than 170 NSU student-athletes and coaches took part in Northern’s 11th annual Day of Champions. The event pairs student-athlete groups with organizations around the Aberdeen community and surrounding area for a day of service projects.
Wolves student-athletes were dispatched to projects to benefit nine
organizations: The Salvation Army, Frederick Forward, Aberdeen Family YMCA, the Ipswich Tiger Post After School Program, Safe Harbor, Lutheran Social Services, Aberdeen Community Theatre, the Northeastern Mental Health Center and the Aberdeen Boy’s and Girl’s Club.
"This is a great recognition for NSU by the NCAA,” said NSU Athletic Director Josh Moon.
“The Day of Champions has been a longstanding tradition at NSU where our student-athletes serve our local community with pride and dedication."
“The Aberdeen community shows tremendous support to our athletic programs throughout the year," said Terri Holmes, NSU assistant director of athletics. "The Day of Champions event is a small way for us to return that support."
To be considered for the award, Division II institutions and conferences submit a community engagement event or game environment from the past year to the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Each conference winner receives $500. The top three finalists and overall winner will be announced during the business session of the 2014 NCAA Convention
Photos: Moon (top), Holmes